Care and cleaning
Cleanliness and hygiene play a key part in the bathroom. In the long term, however, moisture and soiling can take their toll on the bathroom interior: stains, deposits and traces of use start to show on fittings, grip ledges and fronts of bathroom furniture. For a radiant and clean haven of well-being, this makes gentle yet efficient bathroom care an absolute must. Following our tips, you will always leave your bathroom sparkling clean and, in particular, manage to do so in a gentle way.
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- Remove all soiling as quickly as possible. Fresh marks can be removed much more easily and, in most cases, also without a trace.
- Only use mild, water-soluble household cleaning products (e.g. neutral liquid soap) which are explicitly intended for furniture in their product information.
- Use water sparingly when looking after your bathroom. Too much water can cause the materials to swell.
- It is best to use a soft, lint-free cloth or leather moistened with a 1% soap solution. Ensure that the cloth/leather used is absolutely clean. Even the slightest residues can damage the delicate surfaces.
- After cleaning, you should dry all parts thoroughly but carefully with a soft cloth and by applying light pressure.
- Never use cleaners containing solvents, alcohol or acid (e.g. citric acid cleaner / vinegar cleaner), cellulose or synthetic resin thinners, coloured cleaners, polishes, waxes, scouring powders, steel wool, pan scourers, micro-fibre cloth or steam cleaners. They will damage the surface to such an extent that it cannot subsequently be restored.
- Regularly ventilate your bathroom to prevent mould.
To make sure your kitchen's handles give you lasting pleasure, please proceed as follows: do not use any acid-based or abrasive cleaning products to look after and cleaning them. Acid-based cleaning products, such vinegar or citric-acid based cleaning products, limescale remover. Scouring cleaners, for instance, include abrasive creams, stainless-steel polishes, microfibre cloths. Cleaning products of this type cause lasting damage to the surface and leave non-removable stains and/or damage to the lacquer surface, and may even result in surface flaking. Alcohol-based cleaner products may also cause damage to certain surfaces.
Only clean handles with a soft damp cloth and, if greasy, with warm solution of water and soap. Drying them with a soft damp cloth will prevent water marks. Also avoid mechanical damage from hard objects, such as rings worn on fingers, saucepans etc.
Hinges on side-hung doors
Side-hung door hinges, drawers and pull-outs are maintenance-free and do not require any special care.
To ensure that your mirror brings you lasting pleasure, you should clean it particularly gently. The main focus is on the mirror edge: this is the most vulnerable zone as parts of the coating come into direct contact with cleaning products.
This makes most agents unsuitable for cleaning mirrors. These include:
- strongly chlorinated tap water
- WC and bathroom cleaners
- vinegar/vinegar-based cleaners
- sanitary cleaners
- ammonia and detergent
- cosmetic cleansers
- micro-fibre cloths
- abrasive household sponges with cleaning additives as well as related products
Instead, use a soft, dry cloth and standard, ready-to-use glass cleaning products. Concentrates recommended for cleaning glass must be diluted before use. Very light soiling, such as dust, water splashes or an isolated fingerprint, can be removed with a dry cloth only. Moist cleaning is necessary for all other soiling. To prevent the cleaner from coming into contact with the edge of the mirror, do not use the spray bottle but apply the product directly to a clean cloth so that the soiling on the surface dissolves and lifts off. This applies in particular to mirrors that have been fixed onto other mirrors for design reasons or to adjacent mirrors: these have narrow joints in which water can accumulate. Clear water can also be harmful to the coating if it acts on the mirror edge for any prolonged period. For this reason, a steamed-up mirror should be dried as quickly as possible by rubbing it down or by providing appropriate ventilation.
Wipe the ceramic washstands on a daily basis with a clean, damp cloth. To remove stubborn stains, additionally use a mild household cleaner (e.g. diluted washing-up liquid). However, do not use acid-based or aggressive cleaners or cleaning products containing abrasives (whether in liquid or powder form). To protect the surfaces, spilled substances, such as solvents or paints, should be removed immediately. Moisture on the butt joints must be removed straight away.
Cast mineral washstands
Wipe cast mineral washbasins on a daily basis with a clean, damp cloth. To remove stubborn stains, additionally use a mild household cleaner (e.g. diluted washing-up liquid). However, do not use acid-based or aggressive cleaners or cleaning products containing abrasives (whether in liquid or powder form).
Wipe glass washstands on a daily basis with a clean, damp cloth. To remove stubborn stains, additionally use a mild household cleaner (e.g. diluted washing-up liquid). However, do not use acid-based or aggressive cleaners or cleaning products containing abrasives (whether in liquid or powder form).